Cirsium oleraceum Available April 2022
A large, non-spiky, perennial thistle that is native to areas of wet soil in central and eastern Europe and Asia. Produces pale yellow flowers with a hint of pink on tall stems in July to September and attractive pale green and white bracts. As well as being a great bee and butterfly plant the young stems and leaves are edible and are cultivated in Japan and India. Height 150 cm. Full sun to part shade in moist soil.